U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch was awarded his 50-year service pin by Ironworkers Local 7 Sat night during a ceremony at the Seaport Hotel. Lynch was an ironworker early in his career and is a former president of Local 7 in South Boston. He remains an active member of Local 7 as a retiree with 50 years of service.

Lynch with Local 7 members awarded for their years of service

He was one of many Ironworkers with more than 25 years in the union to be honored for their years of service.

“I would not be a member of the United States Congress without all of the people here in this room,” Lynch said upon being awarded his pin. “Tonight is good for the soul.”

Lynch is honored by Local 7 Business Manager Vincent Coyle (right)

Rep. Lynch with Local 7 President Frank Murray (left) and Local 7 Vice-President Daniel Coyne


  1. Peggy April 10, 2024 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Lovely article. One correction, he’s not a retiree but still a dues paying member!

    • Mike Thomas April 15, 2024 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Does he get a pension from the local after 50 years of paying dues ?
      Wait, he collects a paycheck from the taxpayers all along and pays dues all along,..to get a 50 year service pension ??
      Atta boy Stevie !…hey Billy, ya hear Stevie’s getting a pin…

  2. Koz April 16, 2024 at 7:35 am - Reply

    An amazing story, from hanging iron to the halls of Congress. Joe Moakley would be proud of his successor. Smart, hard working, and loyal to the core. An Iron Man indeed.

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